Debian Bug report logs - #602390
consistent naming of fields in all official repositories

Package: ftp.debian.org; Maintainer for ftp.debian.org is Debian FTP Master <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>;

Reported by: Teodor <mteodor@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:09:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Teodor <mteodor@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ftp.debian.org: consistent naming of fields in all official repositories (stable/security/volatile/backports)
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 15:07:11 +0200
Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal

Hi,

Currently these the official packages repositories:
- release v=5.0.6,o=Debian,a=stable,l=Debian,c=main
- release o=Debian,a=testing,n=squeeze,l=Debian,c=main
- release o=Debian,a=unstable,n=sid,l=Debian,c=main
- release o=Debian,a=experimental,n=experimental,l=Debian,c=main

- release v=None,o=Debian,a=testing,n=squeeze,l=Debian-Security,c=main
- release o=Debian,a=squeeze-volatile,n=squeeze-volatile,l=Debian,c=main
- release v=label=Debian Backports,o=Debian Backports,a=squeeze-backports,n=squeeze-backports,l=Debian Backports,c=main


The first inconsistency is related to the name set on origin (o=) field. Most of
them have this field (correctly) set to "Debian" with the exception of backports
repository which has "o=Debian Backports".

The second inconsistency is related to the name set on label (l=) field. The first
four (constant) repositories for stable+testing+unstable+experimental have this
fiedl correctly set to "Debian". For the other three repository I'm proposing to
use the same convention used for the security repo "l=Debian-Security" since it would
be very had to change it. Thus these should be changed:
- for volatile set label field to "l=Debian-Volatile";
- for backports set label field to "l=Debian-Backports".

The third inconsistency is related to the name set on archieve (a=) field. It is set
correctly (IMO) for the first five listed repositories but it should be changed for
consistency to the last two:
- for volatile set archieve field to "a=testing-volatile";
- for backports set archieve field to "a=testing-backports".
The change from "testing" to "stable" will be performed as usual for all of them.

The fourth inconsistency is related to the name set on codename (n=) field. It is set
correctly (IMO) for the first five listed repositories but it should be changed for
consistency to the last two:
- for volatile set codename field to "n=squeeze";
- for backports set codename field to "n=squeeze".
This way all repositories meant for squeeze will have the same codename.

On a separate note, the "v=label=Debian Backports" for the backports repo seems
redundant since there is a specific label field for this.

Thanks




Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'consistent naming of fields in all official repositories' from 'ftp.debian.org: consistent naming of fields in all official repositories (stable/security/volatile/backports)' Request was from Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:21:36 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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